Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Frozen Pipes and Copenhagen

On the first day of the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, we experienced record low temperatures. The result: all our pipes froze! Yes, they were wrapped in insulation.

The pipes froze from the cistern to the pumphouse. From the pumphouse to the Cabin. I had previously broken the inlet to the Cabin--but now we also busted the one water pipe outside the Cabin.

All of this is fixable. But for now, it is back to filling buckets and hauling the water for use in the Cabin.

This is the path from where we fill the buckets to the Cabin. Just like Jack and Jill--up the hill...

Luckily, the well didn't freeze--and we are still able to pump water from there. I have a hose attached to the water inlet from the well pump which provides us with natural spring water...

1 comment:

Jack said...

Hi Alan,
I just found your blog. I don't know how you find the time to post, but it is good to get an alternative perspective on the modern lifestyle. Your frozen pipe experience is a good lesson for others too. How were they insulated? And how cold were the temps?